Jeffrey A. Lockwood

Full name: Jeffrey A. Lockwood

Jeffrey Lockwood

Jeffrey A. Lockwood

Jeffrey A. Lockwood, an insect ecologist and writer, is a professor of natural sciences and humanities at the University of Wyoming. An online columnist for UU World, he is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laramie, Wyoming. He is the author of several books, including Grasshopper Dreaming (Skinner House, 2002), Locust (Basic Books, 2004), and Prairie Soul (Skinner House, 2004).

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Saying ‘no’ can be powerful; it’s saying ‘yes’ that changes the world.

By Jeffrey A. Lockwood | May 16, 2016 | From UU World
Tagged as: Change, Commitment, Community, Environment

Don’t worry about ‘nature.’ Worry about a species that can’t say, ‘Enough.’

By Jeffrey A. Lockwood | January 11, 2016 | From UU World
Tagged as: Abundance, Climate & Environmental Justice, Environment, Limitations, Climate Justice

Even in the ‘natural’ world, some things are better than others.

By Jeffrey A. Lockwood | September 7, 2015 | From UU World
Tagged as: Ethics, Nature

How the prairie challenges the ego.

By Jeffrey A. Lockwood | March 17, 2015 | From UU World
Tagged as: Climate & Environmental Justice, Environment, Nature, Personal Inspiration

In the study of grasshoppers, an entomologist discovers the value of simply being.

By Jeffrey A. Lockwood | March 17, 2015 | From UU World
Tagged as: Climate & Environmental Justice, Environment, Nature, Personal Inspiration

Solutions to the world’s environmental problems may not require more of us, but less.

By Jeffrey A. Lockwood | February 8, 2015 | From UU World
Tagged as: Climate & Environmental Justice, Environment, Nature, Personal Inspiration

Once upon a time, a thief snuck into the room of a sleeping Buddhist monk. As the burglar rummaged about, the monk awoke. The startled thief ran into the snowy streets with the monk racing after him, "Please stop!" the monk called, and the man finally did, realizing that his pursuer was no threat.

Meditation | By Jeffrey A. Lockwood | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Abundance, Buddhism, Caring, Compassion, Connections, Empathy, Generosity, Happiness, Hospitality, Interdependence, Living Our Faith

A voice screeched gate assignments through a nerve-jangling public address system. Even if the announcements had been in English, I doubt that I’d have been able to make sense of them. But whatever was being broadcast to the cavernous waiting area of the Moscow airport prompted mobs of people to...

Reading | By Jeffrey A. Lockwood | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Acceptance, Compassion, Culture, Direct Experience, Empathy, Gratitude, Humanism, Limitations, Vulnerability

There is no such thing as a lasting peace, a tranquility that will persist forever, a final resting place for the lion and the lamb. We yearn for the completion of our task, the fulfillment of our striving, the consummation of our journey. And this longing sows the seeds of our defeat....

Reading | By Jeffrey A. Lockwood | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 6th Principle (World Community), Peace, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Purpose, Unitarian Universalism, Work

In our modern age of apathy and egoism, there is cause for hope whenever people care about something beyond themselves. But there is more to being human than feeling deeply, for we risk becoming impassioned fools. Our minds must conspire with our hearts. We should care enough to think—and think...

Reading | By Jeffrey A. Lockwood | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Brokenness, Caring, Faith, Meaning, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Relationships

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